What real estate can and can’t be used as security for the PLS?

Marguerite wants to know if her property in a lifestyle village can be used as security for the Pension Loans Scheme.


Around one million pensioners to get July payment increase

Changes to the asset and income thresholds will result in a small pension increase for around one million part-rate pensioners and carer payment recipients.


Small rise in Age Pension numbers as exodus to Queensland continues

Fears of a huge welfare bill are proving unfounded, with the number of Age Pension recipients rising just 2 per cent in the past five years.

Centrelink News

Australia’s most vulnerable die waiting for Centrelink payments

Around 130 people diagnosed with a terminal illness died before receiving a disability support pension (DSP) last year, new data reveals.

Age Pension

Are interest-free loans considered gifting by Centrelink?

Connie wants to know if she can avoid the gifting rules if she lends money overseas.


Key economic indicator points to Age Pension increase in September

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its Living Cost Indexes on Wednesday and it contained some good news for pensioners.


Aussies believe things look dire for when they retire

A majority of Australians think the Age Pension should be increased, while most Australians who aren't retired think they won't have enough money when they do.

Age Pension

How early do we have to sell investments to claim the Age Pension?

Jacqui and her husband are approaching pension age and are worried they have not left enough time to sell their investment properties.

Age Pension

Centrelink Q&A: Is it possible to get two pensions?

Doug wonders if it is legal to claim two pensions while living overseas.

Superannuation News

Why your pension payments may be about to be halved

Sandra has received some bad news in the mail about her pension payments being halved and wants to know what she can do about it.

Superannuation News

Global warning on using pensions in pandemic response

World pension body warns that early super withdrawals should be a last resort.

Age Pension

How to sell excess land and keep the Age Pension

Kathy wants to know whether selling excess land can stop someone from receiving the pension.

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